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1 Day.
15 Speakers.
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CHOA Fall Conference October 17, 2017
Hotel Arts 119 12th Ave SW, Calgary Canada, 8am-6pm

Insights and intelligence for a changing industry.
Join us as we explore The New Savvy

October 17, 2017 - Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB

Together our community will advance through sharing knowledge, creating new connections and learning what it means to be savvy in the new age of our industry.
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2017 - The New Savvy

The days of status quo within our energy industry have passed. Regional and global factors have introduced new economic, cultural, political and technological considerations that are impacting the industry and all of us who work within it. The CHOA has developed a fall conference to serve as a platform to provide intelligence, clarity and discussion on our path forward. Together our community will advance through sharing knowledge, creating new connections and learning what it means to be savvy in the new age of our industry. Join us as we explore The New Savvy.


Industry Insight

Keynote presentations will feature industry insight from business leaders and financial experts. Come hear company learnings from Project Update presentations.


Premiere Technical Presentations

The New Savvy format will look at contentious and challenging topics from a variety of different angles. Technical experts will share their experience and insight.


Exhibition and After Party

Showcase your company’s services and products at the Exhibition. This is an excellent opportunity for face to face interactions with potential customers. Join us for happy hour after the conference to connect with other industry members and celebrate the opportunity for collaboration and growth.

Who's Speaking?

Come hear industry experts and leaders speak to current issues affecting Canadian heavy oil. Check out our Conference Schedule to see who is speaking.

Conference Schedule

October 17, 2017




Welcome and Opening Panel “Changing Perception of Our Industry – What is the NEW SAVVY?”

Jeff Gaulin, Vice President CAPP – Laurie Stretch, President Stretch Communication


The Changing Role of Engineering, Procurement and Construction in Project Innovation.

Trevor Phenix, Vice-President, Hive Innovation, Jeremy Stauth, Project Engineer, Propak, Hans Verwijs, Wood Group


Morning Break


Reverse Auctions – A Better Alternative for Procuring Products and Services?

Mike Cameron, P.Eng President, NL Fisher & Jeff Tooth President and CEO, Harvest Energy & Dave Kuindersma, Manager of Procurement Services, Imperial Oil


The Competitive Landscape – How Key Canadian Plays Compare

Ian Nieboer, Director RS Energy, Juan Jarrah, TD Securities


Lunch Break


Keynote Presentation: Dr. Patrick Moore

Green Savvy – What Are We Going To Do About The Environment?


New Technologies Highlight – Geoff Clarke, Acceleware, Ed Veith, Fractal Systems, Mike Crabtree, Saskatchewan Research Council


Afternoon Break


A Tale of 2 Acquisitions – Canadian Natural Buys Shell out of Upstream Oilsands; Cenovus Takes Over SAGD partnership from ConocoPhillips


Project Updates

Heather Scott, GM Oilsands Assets, PetroChina Canada, MacKay River Update

Craig Herring, Engineer, Resource Development, Nexen, “Data Informed SAGD Resource Development”



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